A car crash nearby Thetis Lake on Wednesday afternoon stopped traffic along the TCH for westbound drivers around 3:40 p.m., according to West Shore RCMP. Const. Nancy Saggar says the combination of speed and rain played a factor. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Two-vehicle crash near Thetis Lake attributed to speeding, one driver sent to hospital

Rain and speed determined to be a factor

Two vehicles were dealt significant damage when one driver lost control of their vehicle and veered into another lane along Highway 1 near Thetis Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

West Shore RCMP Const. Nancy Saggar said a witness saw a driver out of control in the northbound lane around 3:40 p.m. One individual was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Due to considerable rain during the time of the crash, Saggar said hydroplaning was a possibility. The crash was cleared within 30 minutes of the report. One driver was issued a speeding ticket.

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